Posts Tagged: covid-19

Returning Library Materials

If you are still in the Atlanta area, we advise you to use the book drops at the following libraries to drop off your returns: Robert W. Woodruff Library (Directions) book drops are located on either side of the main entrance of the Woodruff Library.  Pitts Theology Library (Directions) book drops are located outside the…

Libraries reopening for fall with new access options for Emory patrons

The Emory Libraries have implemented several changes for the fall semester to create a safer research environment for Emory students, faculty and staff. During the summer, departments throughout the Libraries have been collaborating on the best way to offer services and materials to Emory students, faculty, and staff while following COVID-19 protocols. The library staff…

From Art Studio to Digitization

When the call went out from Emory Libraries to work remotely due to COVID-19, I took home my computer and a flatbed scanner, the one normally used for scanning book foldouts. Here at home, this scanner has become my only tool for digitizing all types of books. Although I miss the speed of our higher-quality…

Adapting Through Adversity: Keeping Productive (and Sane) During COVID-19

2020 has been anything but normal. Entering the eleventh week of work from home and social distancing practices, we have all experienced impacts to our lives, both professionally and personally. It is very easy to become overwhelmed by the growing uncertainty and conflicting reports about our world returning to some form of stability. At Emory…

Libraries and LITS support faculty and students during transition to remote classes

by Maureen McGavin Since Emory announced the move to remote teaching on March 11 due to COVID-19 precautions and social distancing, the Emory Libraries and LITS have jumped into high gear, preparing faculty for online course delivery so students can complete spring semester classes off-campus while buildings remain closed. Various departments of the University’s Libraries…

Finding Online Access materials in discoverE

Here are some tools to try – one new, one improved, that can help you discover online versions of research materials in discoverE: We added a new feature, the Unpaywall service.  This creates a link to free or Open Access versions of content through the Unpaywall database, based on matching DOI identifiers (primarily used for…

Request Library-owned Items to Support Remote Learning and Research

During this period of remote learning and research, Emory students, faculty, and staff may continue to submit requests for needed library materials through discoverE.  Library staff will make a concerted effort to identify a digital version for you and will contact you via email to confirm access options, digital or otherwise. If your request can only…

Conservation in the Age of COVID-19

My average work day as an assistant conservator for Emory Libraries is spent primarily at the bench, performing conservation treatment on special collections materials. So, what have these first weeks of working from home looked like for me? I brought home my work laptop and completed several crash courses on using Zoom and working remotely….

Workshops for Faculty and Instructors: Maintaining Community and Connections Online

As the Emory University community transitions to a remote teaching and learning environment, we know many faculty and instructors are considering how to best maintain community and connections in their classes in a now remote environment. At the end of every week of remote teaching, CFDE and the Emory Libraries want to provide a space…

A message from the Dean of Libraries on COVID-19

Dear Emory Libraries Friends and Patrons, The university continues to prepare for remote teaching and learning for online classes to begin March 22. The library staff has done a wonderful job helping faculty to move their instruction online, and we will continue to assist students and their instructors in getting the materials they need to…

Access and Borrowing Updates for Robert W. Woodruff Library

During this difficult time of reappraisal and adjustment due to the COVID-19 virus, library staff are focused on ensuring the safety of library users and staff. As a result, Woodruff Library is implementing the following changes: Library Access, Carrels, and Studies As of 6 p.m. on Friday, March 20, we will close all library buildings…

Copyright Considerations in Shifting Your Course from In-Person to Online

Moving your course online? Not sure how to show that movie you had lined up for next week? Concerned you can’t share your lecture slides now? Wondering if you can share a recording of your lecture that contains all those music clips? The Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office has created a site to help address…